Axelrod confident, Clyburn says votes aren't yet there for health care reform
WASHINGTON (AP) - White House political adviser David Axelrod says he's "absolutely confident" that Congress will be able to
But the chief Democratic headcounter in the House, James Clyburn of South Carolina, says he hasn't yet rounded up enough votes, and Republicans are promising to make passage as difficult as possible.
The subject was discussed on the Sunday interview shows.
House Democratic leaders are pressing for a vote on their bill as early as this coming week.
The White House is backing down from trying to get senators to remove some special deals from the health care bill.
Axelrod says the White House only objected to deals that affected just one state, such as one involving Medicaid and